The ``ute'' is to Australians what the pickup is to Americans. Utes are integral to everyday existence in the bush. Every year, Australians buy 70,000 utes and small pickups, about 9 percent of the vehicle market. The Reverend David Stands, of Kennewick, Washington, restored a 1935 Ford roadster-ute from Australia.Dec 01, 2002

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